Feb. 10, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown begins its third season of BIG EAST play behind seniors Cara Savarese (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) and pitcher Mackensey Carter (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo). The Blue & Gray returns ten players from last season. The team consists of two seniors, two juniors, seven sophomores and four freshmen for the 2012 season.
The Hoyas look to capitalize on a combination of experience and new talent in the Elon Tournament. Carter enters her senior season having played and started in every game for a total of 147 starts. Junior catcher Shikara Lowe
(Beaverton Ore./Jesuit) is approaching 100 starts, entering the season with 97.
Freshman Megan Hyson
(Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) offers new depth for Georgetown in the pitching position. Hyson was selected to the Washington Post All-Met team in 2011, and was named the Baltimore Sun's All-Met Player of the Year.
Georgetown softball finished tenth in the BIG EAST in 2011, and enters the 2012 season ranked twelfth. DePaul, Syracuse, Notre me, Louisville, and USF split first place votes.
The Blue & Gray returns to the Elon Tournament for the fourth time. Georgetown previously competed in Elon, N.C. in 2007, 2008, and 2010.
The Hoyas meet Liberty University in the first game of the tournament. The Flames are ranked second in the Big South preseason poll, coming off a 2011 record of 30-30.
The second match-up on Saturday features Georgetown and Elon University. The Phoenix finished sixth in the Southern Conference preseason poll.
Georgetown will play North Carolina Central on Sunday before a second game against Liberty.